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periphery

pe·riph·er·y

periphery

 
 
pronunciation:
p rI f ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: peripheries
definition 1: the outer boundary or edge of an area or surface, or the region directly inside or outside of this.
Trees mark the periphery of our property.
similar words:
border, brow, fringe, margin, outside
definition 2: the nonessential area or aspect of something.
similar words:
fringe